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  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Council (Cabinet) this week approved a $2 billion USD six-year flood control plan. The new plan is expected to replace the current one, worth $2.7 billion USD, which is set to expire in January 2014. The
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent XALAPA, Mexico Flooding from heavy rains in Mexico's Veracruz state on November 11th caused a crude oil spill from a storage tank in the Pajaritos Terminal of Maritime and Port operations in Coatzacoalcos, and forced Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Global Post Canada's Gabriel Resources local subisdiary urged Romania Wednesday to say once and for all "yes or no" to its plans to open a gold mine, stressing patience was running out. "Romania must give an answer rapidly, I
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Survivors of super-Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines six days ago, leaving a path of destruction so great the storm is being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, remain in desperate need of clean water, food and
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Supreme Court this week upheld the liability finding against US oil giant Chevron Corporation for contamination in the nation’s Amazon region, although it reduced the company’s fine by half-- from $19 billion USD to $9.5
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland All 10 of the nations at highest risk due to extreme weather from 1993-2012 are developing countries, with Haiti topping the list because of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which left 200,000 people homeless, according to the latest Global
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The local council of Pungesti village in Romania’s Vaslui County has banned shale gas extraction in the wake of protests by villagers concerned that hydraulic fracturing could potentially contaminate their drinking water sources. The
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos In an effort to ease regional concerns about the environmental and social impacts of its dam-building on the Mekong River, Laotian government officials this week organized a visit to the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project.
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:02 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Independent A Romanian parliamentary commission has rejected a bill that would have permitted Europe's biggest open gold mine. The decision comes after 14 years of protest and debate about whether the foreign investment and jobs created
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:34 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times On Saturday, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, at the head of a delegation, travelled to Tehran to hold talks with ranking Iranian officials. Upon arrival Kishida paid a courtesy call to President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste disposal has worsened pollution in the Nairobi River as well as smaller water bodies near the Kenyan capital, exposing millions of people to communicable diseases, the government’s environmental watchdog warned
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International human rights group Amnesty International has accused Royal Dutch Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., of falsifying investigative reports on oil spills in the
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s glaciers, which are melting away due to increasing temperatures, are expected disappear by 2035, according to the country’s federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid. Speaking at the International Conference
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia The operator of a power and heating plant and the local water supplier in Russia’s eastern Buryatia Republic are blaming one another for a recent water contamination incident in the capital, Ulan-Ude. A major oil leak into the water
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The World Bank warned this week that Zambia’s economy could lose more than $4.3 billion USD due to low funding for the water and sanitation sector. Robin Mearns, the bank's water supply and sanitation sector leader, said on November 4

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